CHETT releases CD

Yet another local band releases a new album, and where better than at Kryptonite?

A sort of harmonic post-punk rock group, CHETT has been compared to the Violent Femmes, Sonic Youth, Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. I don’t see the comparisons, except for maybe with the Foo Fighters. They’re a fun group to listen to, but don’t listen to the lyrics too carefully, as they can be a little angst-ridden.

The bass and vocals really drive the group. Although all members are perfectly decent musicians, the screeching guitar is drowned in the steadiness of the bass lines, and I’d swear that Shawn DeVeirman (bassist) has had some jazz training. The vocals by Luke LeFevre match well with the music, and the band works well together overall.

You gotta’ give props to these guys. They have somehow achieved a scene of followers when their lyrics are so depressing. Song after song of love gone wrong on their new album, Weary Paths, might deter some, if not for the fact that CHETT is musically stimulating.

For some reason, CHETT wants you, the public, to know what they do for a living. The band is Luke LeFevre on vocals (he’s a graphic designer), Chris Branstiter on guitar (an insurance salesman), Shawn DeVeirman on bass (a restaurant server), and Jason Salisbury on drums (a mechanical engineer).

CD release is Saturday, May 15, with opening act Buddah Nuggs. Show starts at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover. Info: 965-0931.

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